A study of the adult performance level based curriculum guide and its use in the state of Indiana

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dc.contributor.advisor McElhinney, James H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Painter, David M. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:29:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:29:43Z
dc.date.created 1985 en_US
dc.date.issued 1985
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1985 .P34 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/179347
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to examine the development of Learning for Everyday Living, the Indiana curriculum guide, for the adult performance level (APL) program in the State of Indiana and to determine its use and value to adult basic education (ABE) programs throughout the State of Indiana.An examination of the Guide and its usefulness was undertaken in four areas: First, administrators' judgments of the management aspects of the Guide and its ease or difficulty of use by teachers. Second, teachers' and administrators judgments of the Guide's curriculum value. Third, teachers' judgments of the value of the auxiliary materials in the use of the Guide. Fourth, the degree of administrators' and teachers' inservice and/or preparation prior to the use of the Guide. Respondents were asked to respond to Part A of the questionnaire if they used the Guide, to Part B if they didn't. The respondents consisted of 24 directors and 81 adult basic education (ABE) teachers working in 28 programs.Findings1. Fifty-eight percent of the administrators responding indicated that Learninq for Everyday Livinq material was used in their programs.2. Approximately 93% of the administrators judged that the Guide was effective with students.3. Both teachers and administrators viewed the auxiliary materials as inadequate in working with adult basic education (ABE) students.4. Opportunity for additional staff development opportunities were judged valuable to both teachers and administrators in further use of the Guide.Conclusions1. A general updating of the Guide was recommended by both teachers and administrators with attention directed to the addition of activities and objectives in several content areas, i.e. family, lifelong learning, parenting, problem-solving, etc.2. The Guide was judged by both teachers and administrators to be effective as a curriculum guide and is very manageable in the areas of record-keeping and preparation of lessons. It allows adult students easy entry and exit to Adult Basic Education(ABE) Programs.3. Staff development workshops to acquaint new teachers and administrators with the materials are needed if the Guide is to be further implemented throughout the state. en_US
dc.format.extent 2, vii, 126 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Adult education -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.other Indiana. Division of Adult and Community Education. Learning for everyday living. en_US
dc.title A study of the adult performance level based curriculum guide and its use in the state of Indiana en_US
dc.title.alternative Adult performance level based curriculum guide and its use in the state of Indiana en_US
dc.description.notes Examines the development of Learning for everyday living.
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/439141 en_US


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